I didn't grow up in a big family, it was always just me and my mom. The Cosby Show is one of the many things my mom and I bonded over. I remember her always saying how much she loved the show because it was a big Black family with a doctor for a father and a lawyer for a mother. She always reminded me when we watched it that I could build that kind of life for myself no matter how Black people were predominantly portrayed.
As a fan of the show I was shocked and angered by the developments in Bill Cosby's sexual assault cases. As inexcusable as his actions are, the show was still inspiring, especially at the time when I watched it.